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18 Mitch Moreland 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/230 | Birthdate: 9/6/1985 | Birthplace: Amory, MS | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Texas | College: Mississippi State | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $502,700 | Owned/Started%: 67/54 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland shows power with two more HRs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland has destroyed the Orioles from the plate in the past two games. 

Moreland hit two home runs in Tuesday night's 8-6 win over Baltimore. That followed a two-home run performance in a win over the Orioles on Monday. This gives Moreland six home runs over his past 10 games and four against Baltimore in two nights. 

Moreland finished Tuesday's game 2 for 3 with four RBI and drew a walk. He now has a slash line of .305/.353/.563. 


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland goes yard twice in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland blasted two home runs in Monday night's 8-1 win over the Orioles. 

Moreland hit a solo homer in the second inning and came back to hit a two-run bomb in the fourth. He finished 2 for 5 with three RBI. Moreland also struck out twice. Moreland has now hit four home runs over the past 10 games. 

Moreland now has a slash line of .300/.346/.533.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland notches 10th home run of year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his 10th home run of the season in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Moreland went 1 for 4 with a blast off Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd in the fourth inning.

Moreland, who is on a five-game hit streak, is hitting .400 with eight hits, two home runs and three RBI over that stretch.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland slams ninth home run of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his ninth home run of the season during Thursday's loss to the Athletics.

Moreland went 3 for 4 with a solo blast to left center off A's starter Sonny Gray in the fourth inning. He singled to center in the fifth inning, bringing in another run.

Over his last six games, Moreland is hitting .318 with seven hits, a home run and four RBI.


Mitch Moreland's pinch hit wins it for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Rangers pinch hitter Mitch Moreland hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning, driving in the tying and winning runs for Texas over the White Sox on Friday. 

Moreland recorded his 33rd RBI of the season. 

"As soon as he swung I knew it was a hit," said Chicago closer David Robertson, who gave up the single. 

Moreland is 13 for 45 lifetime as a pinch hitter. 

"You just try to focus on one pitch - got to win the pitch - and look at the bat as if it's any other at-bat and not just that situation in the ninth," said Moreland.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland out Friday vs. another brutal LHP


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland can't seem to catch a break this week. He generally sits against the toughest of left-handers and in three days Texas has been forced to face the two best in baseball - Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale.

The presence of the latter on the mound Friday has Moreland sitting in favor of Adam Roseles. His absence certainly comes as no surprise - he has just one hit in seven at-bats against Sale lifetime.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland sits with tough lefty on the mound


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Dodgers. With the team facing the always-tough left-hander Clayton Kershaw, Moreland will start the evening on the bench.

Moreland hasn't been terrible against same-side pitchers this year, with 12 hits in 48 at-bats against lefties. But Kershaw is no ordinary lefty, and with Moreland having started 14 of the last 15 games for the Rangers, manager Jeff Banister opted to slot Kyle Blanks at first base on Wednesday. 


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland homers, drives in four on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland went 2 for 5 with four RBi in Saturday's 11-7 win over the Twins. Moreland connected on his eighth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning off Mike Pelfrey.

Moreland, who also recorded his 12th double of the year, is batting .341 with three home runs and 10 RBI through 10 games this month. 


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland sits for just second time in 27 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Athletics for just the second time in 27 games. Kyle Blanks, who was activated off the DL on Thursday, started in his absence.

Since May 13, Moreland is batting .310 with a .550 slugging percentage and .905 OPS in 25 games. He also has six doubles, six home runs and 15 RBI in that span.


Rangers' Mitch Moreland slugging .607 in last 21 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland's solo home run off Sonny Gray in the sixth inning Tuesday at Oakland gave Texas a 2-0 lead, and it stood as the decisive run in a 2-1 win. It was his seventh home run this season and second in four games.

Moreland is off to a promising start in June, batting .370 (10 for 27) with one double, two home runs, four RBI, six runs and four walks in seven games.

Moreland's hot streak has actually lasted for almost a month. He has a .321/.607/.974 slash line in his last 21 games. He has six doubles, six home runs and 13 RBI in that span.


Mitch Moreland hits solo homer in Rangers' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. 

"I thought it was a good pitch," Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez said. "He hit it out, he's a strong guy. There's nothing you can do."

Moreland went 2 for 3 with a walk. He hit his sixth home run of the year and drove in his 20th run. 


Rangers' Mitch Moreland wins game with eighth inning home run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland broke up a tie game with a solo home run in the eighth inning. 

It was Moreland's only hit in four at bats and gave him eight homers and 18 RBI on the season. 

Moreland has homered in three of the last six games. 


Rangers' Mitch Moreland batting .351 during hit streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Rangers first baseman/outfielder Mitch Moreland pushed his hitting streak to a season-best nine games with a two-RBI single Monday at Cleveland. He also had his first stolen base of the season and seventh in his career Monday.

Moreland has a .351/.385/.703/1.087 slash line over his last nine games. He also has three home runs, four doubles, six runs, eight RBI, two walks and five strikeouts in that span.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland hits HR in second straight game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his fourth home run of the season in Friday night's 10-9 win over the Yankees. 

For Moreland, it's the second consecutive game he's hit a homer as he also hit one in Thursday's win over the Red Sox. Moreland, who went 2 for 4 against the Yankees, has now recorded a hit in six consecutive games. 

Moreland is slashing .321/.394/.543 for the season. 


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland hits 3rd HR of year


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Thursday night's 3-1 win over the Red Sox. 

For Moreland, this is the third home run he's hit this season. He finished the game 3 for 4 and also hit an RBI single. He now has drove in 14 runs this year. Moreland has now recorded a hit in five consecutive games and has hit a home run in two of his past four. 

Moreland holds a slash line of .312/.382/.506. 


Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland blasts second home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland went 2 for 4 at the plate in Texas' 5-1 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Moreland got things going early when he crushed a double to deep center field in the second inning, scoring a run. Then in the sixth, Moreland crushed a Carlos Carrasco offering out of the park for a solo home run, his second of the season.

"It was one of those things where you've just got to get a good pitch in that situation, and you know, I was able to get a pitch up in the zone and put a good swing on it," Moreland said to MLB.com.

Moreland is now hitting .288 with 12 RBI in 66 at-bats this season.


Rangers activate Mitch Moreland, demote Jake Smolinski


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) The Rangers have announced that they have activated first baseman first baseman Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Round Rock.

"He's had very mature at-bats," manager Jeff Banister said to MLB.com. "The at-bats have come at big times, really, for us. It's fun to watch. I used the term the other day, 'We're watching him grow up in front of our eyes.'"

Moreland has been sidelined for two weeks with an elbow injury that landed him on the disabled list. He returns with a fine slash line of .304/.393/.457.

"I felt good before I even went [on the rehab stint]," Moreland said. "The main thing was just to make sure the elbow holds up through a few swings, and I figured it did."

Smolinski ends his stint in Texas on a 4-for-29 slide.


Rangers' Mitch Moreland (elbow) to be activated Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will make one more rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday before coming off the disabled list for Wednesday's game against the Royals, MLB.com reports.

Moreland has been sidelined since April 27 due to an elbow injury. He's 0 for 9 with Round Rock but has draw six walks during his rehab stint. Moreland has hit .304/.393/.457 with one home run and nine RBI in 46 at-bats.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland draws four walks in rehab appearance


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland went 0 for 2 with four walks for Triple-A Round Rock as a part of his rehab assignment on Monday.

Moreland is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury and is yet to record a hit in three games for Round Rock.


Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland still hitless in rehab stint


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland went 0 for 4 on Sunday for Triple-A Round Rock as a part of his rehab assignment.

Moreland is now 0 for 7 with a walk in two games in Triple-A. Moreland is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury.


Rangers' Mitch Moreland goes hitless in rehab debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland went 0 for 3 with a walk in his rehab debut with Triple-A Round Rock Saturday.

Moreland is on the disabled list while recovering from an elbow injury. He has hit .304/.393/.457 with one home run and nine RBI in 46 at-bats. When activated, his presence back in the Rangers lineup could push Kyle Blanks to left field.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland to start rehab assignment Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will begin his rehab assignment Saturday for the team's Triple-A affiliate, the team announced.

Moreland is trying to make his way back from elbow surgery. He is currently on the disabled list.


Mitch Moreland takes batting practice with Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland took batting practice with the team on Friday, per the Star Telegram.

Moreland is on the disabled list after having elbow surgery. Moreland is scheduled to leave the team to start a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday. 


Rangers could move Kyle Blanks to outfield


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) The Rangers called Kyle Blanks up to play first base with Mitch Moreland injured. But with Moreland's left elbow injury is nearly healed, Blanks may not be heading back to the minors. 

Blanks has impressed thus far as he held a .357 batting average entering Thursday's game against the Rays. He's hit three home runs and totaled five RBI. Therefore, the Rangers are considering moving Blanks to the outfield when Moreland returns. 

However, Blanks' injury history is a concern for the Rangers. At first, the risk of injury is a lot lower than in the outfield. 

"We are aware of that," manager Jeff Banister said, via MLB.com. "This is a big man and that is a lot of area and a lot of wear and tear. A guy swinging the bat like he is, you want to keep him healthy and on the field."


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland hits in cage, may start rehab Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was able to hit in the batting cage Wednesday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Moreland, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, said after the session he was feeling great. He is hoping to take batting practice Thursday or Friday and hopefully begin his rehab assignment as early as Saturday.